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Blue Coast Shipping Services Company, in Dubai operates 24/7, seven days a week to provide continuous cover to ensure that your staffs and crew will be at the right place, time and cost, we provide extensive and reliable crew change services with minimum expenses and costs to all U.A.E. ports.

You can rely on us to look after your interests and work our local knowledge and connections to take care of your crew and deliver fuel, spares and provisions on time and on budget. And all through a single contact and billed on a single invoice at standard rates for optimum efficiency.

Crew change can take place at berth, anchorage and Off Port Limits (OPL), and we collect the crew members from airport assisting them safely on board.

We have an expert, specialized team and resources to coordinate with Customs and Immigration Formalities including visa matters in a timely manner.

Our crew changes service for your on-signers / off-signers crew, will be started before we met them, as we will arrange their seamen’s visa (72 hours Visa) by receiving the copy of their valid CDC and passport by respectful owners / management.

Upon receipt of visa automation from Immigration Office, you will receive the “OK to Board” for all on-signers, separately.

Booking of International and domestic flights, either could be arranged by owners/management or by approval of owners/management could be arranged by Blue Coast Shipping Agency.

Your staff/crew will be met by our representatives as soon as they entered to U.A.E airport/port. We take care of your staff/crew from reception in airport/port, travel arrangement to domestic airport or hotel, booking hotel (If necessary / by approval of owners/management), food, reception in destination airport in U.A.E. (domestic airport/airport of port), and if necessary finding the right medical assistance.

This is to ensure that your good staffs will be well taken care of as our dearest guests, until they safely reach their destination and leave our country.

Related emails to Crew Change could be send directly to its department (crewchange@bluecoastshipping.com) and CC to our General Email Address (info@bluecoastshipping.com) as well as Operation Department (ops@bluecoastshipping.com).


1 - We need 3 calendar days to arrange seamen’s visa.

2 - On-signers CDC and passport should be valid at least for 6 months.

3 - In some periods, U.A.E. Immigration Office, may have some restriction for few nationalities. Please coordinate before initiation of crew change formalities.

Blue Coast Shipping Services Company facilitating the smooth, safe, and efficient transfer of on and off signing crew and their baggage between international airports and vessels at ports and anchorages .

  1. We provide SPECIFIC FOCUS on handling and care of your crew.
  2. We provide DEDICATED FACILITIES and a dedicated team looking after your crew.
  3. We provide 24 HOUR AIRPORT MEET & ASSIST to provide crew with immigration and customs assistance.
  4. We can negotiate GREAT HOTEL RATES through our in-house travel division.
  5. SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY with special emphasis on safety and welfare of your crew.